question about bedding?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Indiana feather, Oct 1, 2014.

  1. Indiana feather

    Indiana feather Out Of The Brooder

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    I have read that pine shavings and straw are good bedding material for chickens. I have 3 RIR chicks just shy of a month old and I chose to go with ground up corn cobs and am really hoping that this was a good choice. Just never have heard much talk of the ground corn cobs... so thought I'd run that past you folks and get some input on that.. Thanks
     
  2. Redbourbon

    Redbourbon Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello I think pine shavings may be a better choice if available because of mold and mildew
     
  3. Indiana feather

    Indiana feather Out Of The Brooder

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    I think you may be right! Just found out by reading a discussion on this topic that the corn cob bedding can cause aspergillosis... I just got them cause they were a little cheaper [​IMG]. Tomorrow they are going in the compost heap and will be replaced by pine shavings. Thanks Recbourbon for your tip.
     
  4. Redbourbon

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    Your welcome,We have good luck with pine shavings and DE red earth for dusting
     

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